In another thread GB said ( pg 3 -post #25) "My sister and brother in law are involved in a church that plays video tapes of the pastor preaching in areas where they want to plant a church. The response has been overwhelming. One they have enough people to hire a pastor then they do and he continues on. The agreement is that each new church which is planted agrees to plant another church. 30 churches have been planted in the past 10 years since it began. " ************************ I believe that is the best way to start new churches :thumbs:- an existing church going out planting missions. Obviously, the NAMB is still needed as there are areas without any evangelical witness. I often wonder why a church feels it has too continue growing by hundreds and even thousands without planting mission churches. I would say (and I have no data to prove my point) that in churches of 500-750 and up probably have members driving 20 -50 miles to attend. If that is the case, why not plant that mission in the outskirts as to where there will be a local issue. Am I blabbering or have our SBC ( and even IFB) churches been guilty of keeping all the members to themselves.